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State Department’s Statement on the Philippines’ South China Sea Arbitration Case Filing

Press Statement Marie Harf Deputy Department Spokesperson , Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC March 30, 2014   On March 30, the Republic of the Philippines submitted a memorial filing in its arbitration case concerning competing claims in the South China Sea. The United States reaffirms its support for the exercise of peaceful means to resolve maritime ...
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UntitledStatement by Ambassador Philip S. Goldberg on the Signing of the Comprehensive Agreement

Statement by Ambassador Philip S. Goldberg on the Signing of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB) between the Government of the Philippines and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) as prepared I had the honor this evening of joining President Aquino, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib, and Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) leaders and negotiators, ...
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Depart of State’s Statement on the Signing of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro

Today in Manila, representatives of the Philippine Government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front signed the comprehensive agreement on the Bangsamoro, or CAB, a historic milestone that will pave the way to end the violence that has plagued the southern Philippines for decades. We welcome this development and commend both sides, along with the Malaysian ...
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Ex-Im Bank Signs $1 Billion MOU with Philippine Department of Energy

Washington, DC – Patricia Loui, board of director for the Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank), and Raul B. Aguilos, undersecretary for the Department of Energy (DOE) of the Republic of the Philippines, signed a $1 billion memorandum of understanding (MOU) at a ceremony in Manila Wednesday. “The agreement will channel much needed ...
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USS Michigan to Arrive in Subic Bay

Manila, March 24, 2014 — USS Michigan (SSGN 727), an Ohio-class guided-missile submarine, will arrive in Subic Bay on Tuesday, March 25, for a routine port call that highlights the strong historic, community, and military connections between the United States and the Republic of the Philippines.   This visit will allow the ship to replenish ...
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